Category Archives: K. L. Armstrong

13th May 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

K. L. Amrstrong & M. A. Marr
Odin’s Ravens (Blackwell Pages, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US, UK & AU: 13th May 2014)
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When thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke – modern descendents of Thor and Loki – discovered they were destined to take the places of the Norse gods in an epic battle against the apocalypse, they thought they knew how things would play out. Gather the other descendents, defeat a giant serpent and save the world. No problem, right? But their journey grinds to a halt when their friend Baldwin is poisoned. Matt, Fen and Laurie must travel to the murky Underworld to try and save him before they can continue with their quest to find Thor’s hammer. Ahead lie colossal monsters and legendary battles… Will Matt and the other descendents do enough to become heroes in their own right?

Jillian Cantor
Searching for Sky
Bloomsbury (US: 13th May 2014)
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Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they’ve ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she’s just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all.

Debra Driza
Renegade (MILA 2.0, Book 2)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 13th May 2014)
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There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows. With her mother gone, Hunter Lowe is the only person she can turn to for help, the only person who really cares about her. But he has no idea who – and what – Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past. Losing the last tie to her normal life just isn’t an option. Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity – as well as the real motives of the guy she’s falling hopelessly in love with.

E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 13th May 2014)
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A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

Eve Silver
Rush (The Game, Book 1)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 13th May 2014)
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Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up in a place called the lobby – pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game where she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying yet beautiful alien creatures. There is no training and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team’s secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it’s every player for himself. Then Jackson says this isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs, he doesn’t, and the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Amy Tintera
Rebel (Reboot, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 13th May 2014)
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Wren Connolly thought she’d left her human side behind when she died five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing – along with a lack of emotions – Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything. Now that they’ve both escaped, they’re ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot Reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them. With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there’s only one option left… It’s time for Reboots to become rebels.

Carol Lynch Williams
Signed, Skye Harper
Simon & Schuster (US, UK, CA & AU: 13th May 2014)
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Life is just fine for fourteen-year-old Winston. She loves her dog, Thelma, and although she never knew her dad, and her mom left ten years ago in search of Hollywood fame, Winston has family with Nanny, who is in her forties, and that doesn’t even make her old. But a “just fine” life gets a lot more exciting when a letter arrives from Skye Harper, aka Judith Fletcher, aka Winston’s mother. She needs help, and Nanny says the best way to give it is to take a cross-country road trip – in a “borrowed” motor home – to go find Mama once and for all. Winston’s not so sure about this plan, but with a cute stowaway named Steve along for company and an adventure on the horizon, this is sure to be a summer to remember.

May 2014 Releases

Done with April 2014 Releases? Here are May 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Cassie Alexander: BLOODSHIFTED: 1st July 2014: Buy (US)
K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr: ODIN’S RAVENS: 13th May 2014: Buy (US)
Keri Arthur: WHO NEEDS ENEMIES: Buy (US)
Ilsa J. Bick: THE SIN-EATER’S CONFESSION (paperback): 1st January 2014: Buy (US)
Gail Giles: GIRLS LIKE US: 27th May 2014: Buy (US)
Erica Hayes: DEMON CHAINED: Buy (US)
Karen Healey: WHILE WE RUN: 27th May 2014: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE: 20th May 2014: Buy (US)
Karen Kincy: SHADOWS OF ASPHODEL: Buy (US)
Vicki Pettersson: THE GIVEN: 27th May 2014: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff: THE CURIOSITIES (paperback): 1st January 2014: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: SINNER: 1st July 2014: Buy (US)

6 New Covers (Armstrong & Marr, Brady, Healey, Hoover, McGuire, Spotswood)

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7th May 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr
Loki’s Wolves (Blackwell Pages, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US, UK & AU: 7th May 2013)
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In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters – wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds – all bent on destroying the world. But the gods died a long time ago. Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history – because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. But knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids – led by Matt – must stand in for the gods in the final battle, Matt can hardly believe it. Matt’s, Laurie’s, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to stop the end of the world.

Kira Brady
Hearts of Shadow (Deadglass, Book 2)
Kensington Zebra (US: 7th May 2013)
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Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifter clan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets – and keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn. Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. But helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls…or consume all in a storm of destruction.

Rachel Caine
Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, Book 14)
Penguin NAL Signet (US & CA: 7th May 2013); Allison & Busby (UK: 7th May 2013)
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Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble… Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make…

Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Invisibility
Penguin Philomel (US: 7th May 2013)
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Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there. Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her – all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way – a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go – because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.

Colleen Hoover
Hopeless
Simon & Schuster Atria (US, CA & AU: 7th May 2013)
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Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defences and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth. Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries.

Amy Tintera
Reboot
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 7th May 2013)
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Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Wren’s favourite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie – Callum Reyes – is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet he’s still her newbie. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line – or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows that if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum. The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Carol Lynch Williams
Waiting
Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman Books (US & CA: 7th May 2013)
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Growing up, London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Was it London’s fault? Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself – and ultimately redemption.

May 2013 Releases

Done with April 2013 Releases? Here are May 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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8 New Covers (Armstrong, Marr, Keaton, Norris, Quinn, Silver, Woolston)

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